The Diplomatic Representative of the Legitimate Government to Argentina, Elisa Trotta, repudiated the statements made by President Alberto Fernández, where he assured that the human rights problem has been disappearing in Venezuela.
“This is a false statement that, in addition, is an offense for the tens of thousands of victims of Maduro’s criminal dictatorship,” said Trotta.
The representative of the legitimate National Assembly reminded President Fernández that at this precise moment a warlike conflict is unfolding on the Colombian-Venezuelan border, a product of the alliance between Maduro’s regime and terrorist groups such as the ELN and the Dissident FARC.
“A report by HRW, just 22 days ago, clearly shows that different ‘security forces’ of the dictatorship have committed human rights violations against the civilian population of Apure State, in the midst of their armed operations,” she added.
Ms. Trotta also said that “everything that is denounced in that report is exactly the same pattern that the regime has used against Venezuelans, in different places, in different situations and for a long time. This has been made clear by High Commissioner Bachelet and the UN Independent Fact Finding Mission.”
She also recalled that it has been clearly and forcefully demonstrated that human rights violations in Venezuela are State policy.
“Today in Venezuela, with the absolute support of Nicolás Maduro, operates the most lethal extermination group that has been seen in decades: the FAES. This task force has been responsible for at least 19,000 extrajudicial executions since its creation in 2016,” she said.
She also recalled how 4 months ago a massacre occurred in La Vega, Caracas, in a police operation where 23 people were killed at the hands of 650 dictatorship’s agents.
“The relatives of these victims do not believe that human rights are today respected by the dictatorship, President Alberto Fernández,” she asserted.
On the other hand, she indicated that neither the 306 political prisoners (22 women) would assure that the systematic violation of human rights of Venezuelans has ‘disappeared’. “Neither they, nor the humanitarian NGOs that today are persecuted by the dictatorship, in a country that suffers a Complex Humanitarian Emergency.”
“It is also false, President Fernández, that there is a blockade against Venezuela. There are sanctions against corrupt officials, criminals and drug traffickers. If data and studies are read, instead of listening to members of the dictatorship, this point would be clear,” she remarked to the Argentine president.
Finally, she emphasized that “there is no blockade, there is a dictatorship. One that has committed and CONTINUES COMMITTING crimes against humanity. There is no democracy, no freedom, much less a decrease in human rights violations. To assure such a thing is to wash the face of a murderer and turn your back on the oppressed.”